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 |  Oct 21 2014, 10:53 AM

2015 Green Car of the Year Finalists

The folks at Green Car Journal have just released their list of finalists for the 2015 Green Car of the Year award. The group includes a surprising diversity of vehicles from several manufacturers.

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 |  Oct 13 2014, 9:11 AM

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Looking to get your hands on a 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf? Are you always an early-adopter? Well, VW is auctioning off the first of these all-electric cars in the U.S. and proceeds from the sale will help an environmental charity.

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 |  Aug 31 2014, 8:27 PM

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If you’re shopping for a sports car under $30,000 – AutoGuide.com has you covered.

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 |  Aug 26 2014, 8:55 AM


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Yesterday we took eight fun-to-drive performance vehicles under $30,000 and put them through their paces on the street.

After much deliberation, we chose the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST as the king of the street. Despite a somewhat harsh ride, nothing else matches the raw, hilariously fun driving experience behind the wheel.
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 |  Aug 25 2014, 9:26 AM


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Sporty cars are not dead. Rumors of their demise are premature. Thrill-packed machinery litters the automotive landscape, available to suit nearly every budget.

When it comes to motoring fun, one of the most intriguing segments is the under $30,000 price bracket, where several enticing choices can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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 |  Aug 25 2014, 9:16 AM

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In a bid to stay strong in an increasingly high paced industry, Volkswagen is reportedly already preparing the next generation Golf.

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 |  Jun 06 2014, 11:02 AM

Trans Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Shift

Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today.

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 8:02 AM

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard.

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 |  Jun 04 2014, 1:02 PM

TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars!

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 |  May 16 2014, 12:01 PM

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Volkswagen is seeking to close the gap between launching products in Europe and the U.S. that left customers waiting an extra year to buy the seventh-generation Golf.

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 |  May 12 2014, 11:29 AM

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A year after it launched in Europe, Volkswagen is introducing the new 2015 Golf to America, with a base price of $18,815 including destination charges.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 3:03 PM

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Customers should wait if they are about to buy a new diesel-powered Volkswagen sedan or coupe because a new turbo diesel will replace the current engine later this year.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 8:24 AM

 

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Volkswagen’s latest performance-oriented Golf uses as plug-in hybrid drivetrain and its here for inspection at the Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 20 2014, 8:21 AM

Volkswagen Golf GTE

Set to sit beside the GTI and GTD, Volkswagen revealed a plug-in hybrid version of its more performance-oriented Golf.

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 |  Jan 30 2014, 2:51 PM

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The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Evo is expected to make its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, and speculation of what will be lurking under the hood is running wild.

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 |  Jan 24 2014, 7:32 AM

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A more extreme Volkswagen Golf R model is anticipaited to make its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 3:49 PM

Volkswagen-at-SEMA-Main-ArtVolkswagen is showcasing a couple of exciting vehicular improvements and some specially modified cars at SEMA in Las Vegas this week.

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 |  Oct 03 2013, 12:21 PM

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We check back in with our CX-5 long term tester. We know it can handle a family, but is it cut out for the bachelor life?

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 |  Oct 02 2013, 3:32 PM

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Several years ago Volkswagen launched an ambitious new product strategy for the U.S. market. It has failed.

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 |  Aug 04 2013, 4:58 PM

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Volkswagen has its eyes set on competing against the Subaru Outback with an all-wheel-drive, Golf-based Jetta SportWagen due in the U.S. in late 2014.

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 |  Jun 14 2013, 8:58 AM

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Over the span of seven generations, Volkswagen has produced 30 million of its Golf hatchbacks.

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 |  May 10 2013, 12:02 PM

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Volkswagen’s VR6 engine will continue into another generation despite past rumors that suggested otherwise.

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 |  May 07 2013, 8:04 AM

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Volkswagen is adding a carbon fiber roof option to the Golf that will cut up to 20 lbs. from the car.

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 |  May 06 2013, 8:32 AM

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The next-generation Volkswagen Golf R is currently undergoing testing and it is believed that the range-topping hatch will make between 290 and 300 hp.

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